May 18, 2007 07:00 PM

Tuesday night’s opening party for the new Serge Normant at John Frieda salon in N.Y.C’s Meatpacking District was a star-studded affair — long time clients Ellen Barkin and Sarah Jessica Parker hosted the hair guru’s shindig. “I started working with Serge about nine years ago and have never not worked with him since,” Sarah Jessica Parker told PEOPLE. “As much as he is available, that’s when I use him. He and I have traveled the globe.” However, she added, he’s so busy that she’s sometimes left wanting. “Japan is the one place he hasn’t been able to travel to with us. Once he was on holiday, and you can’t argue with that, and the other time he was working with Liz Hurley doing her wedding. That’s my unfortunate timing.” And she’s not alone in counting on the star stylist. “Serge is behind every hairdo I’ve had for 15 years,” admitted Ellen Barkin, including her new super sharp, short bob. “I’m very hair-brave. I don’t get proprietary about my hair like I know a lot of women do. I’m always urging him to cut it, snip it, change it. The only thing I won’t do ever is grow it. I’m very anti-long hair after a certain age.” Luckily, the West Village resident will only have to stroll a few short blocks to get her hair snipped by her favorite guy!

Photo: Billy Farrell/PatrickMcMulan/Sipa Press

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